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Optimizing hormones for performance, wellbeing, and longevity.

How To Fix Your Hormones: The Ultimate Guide

Article structure explained

PART I (general part)

Section 1. Hormones can destroy and save your life.

Section 2. Hormones: physical and mental health

Section 3. Hormones: an unknown superpower

Section 4. Is hormone replacement unnatural? Is it cheating?

Section 5. Should you replace your hormones?

PART II (practical part)

Section 6. How I optimize my hormones

Section 7. How to improve hormones naturally

Section 8. General and practical aspects of hormone optimization

Section 9. How to replace hormones

Section 10. Risks & side effects

Section 11. Will I have to continue hormone therapy for life?

Conclusion

Part I

1. Hormones can destroy and save your life.

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Life is like poker — vitality is your ace

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Are you aware of your baseline?

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2. Hormones and physical and mental health

Hormones affect the whole body.

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Hormones and mental health

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Hormones and happiness

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3. Hormones: an unknown superpower

Why hormones are neglected by mainstream medicine

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Hormones are all about prevention.

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It is about healthy, high-quality years lived, not just total lifespan.

The danger of being left behind.

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4. Is hormone replacement unnatural?

Our mental and physical operating system is outdated.

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Our bodies were never intended to live beyond the age of 40.

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Is hormone optimization cheating?

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5. Should you replace your hormones?

Is hormone replacement healthy?

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The power of analogy

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Part II

6. How I optimize my hormones

Disclaimer: None of what is presented in this article is medical advice. Everything is for informational and entertainment purposes only. If you have any queries related to health, diagnosis, or treatment, always consult with a medical professional.

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Changes I have noticed over the years

Energy levels

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Motivation

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Willpower

Mood

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Cognition

Life enjoyment

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Personality changes

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Self-improvement

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Effects on others

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Lifestyle

Sleep

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Looks

Libido

General health

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7. Improving hormones naturally

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Hormone levels generally follow a bell-curve distribution.

The causes of hormone deficiencies

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Insufficient caloric intake: A common cause of hormone deficiencies

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8. General and practical aspects of hormone optimization

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Topics Covered

How to get started?

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Why hormone deficiencies are often overlooked

Blood tests

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For general health:

Hormones:

Reference ranges

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Hormone levels

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Blood tests are not enough

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We are all (a little) different. There is no “one-size-fits-all”.

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Hormones need to be balanced with each other.

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Using multiple hormones in small, physiological doses is safer than (ab)using a single hormone in high, unphysiological doses.

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Energy levels

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How to start therapy. Start low & go slow.

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Route of administration

How long until benefits will be evident?

Will I develop a tolerance?

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Should dosages be kept the same all the time?

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Follow-up

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How to stop hormone therapy

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Finding the right doctor

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Sources for hormones

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Costs

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9. How to replace individual hormones. A quick step-by-step guide.

Before doing anything else: we should get our sleep and diet in order.

Step 1. Learn about hormones. Test your blood.

Step 2. Decide which hormones to replace

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Step. 3: Replace individual hormones

How to replace thyroid hormones. Click Here.

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How to replace male sex hormones (TRT). Click Here.

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How to replace female sex hormones (HRT). Click Here.

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How to replace growth hormone/IGF1. Click Here.

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How to replace cortisol & adrenals. Click Here.

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Other, non-major hormones that can be replaced

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10. Risks and side effects

Overreplacement

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Sudden withdrawal

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(Permanent) endocrine suppression

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11. Will I have to continue hormone treatment for life?

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It is easy to get used to the benefits.

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Conclusion

On butterflies, upwards spirals, and the most powerful force in the universe.

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For self-optimization or solving hormone-related problems, contact: hormetheus@gmail.com

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